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Rebecca cains



Rebecca Cains is a representational artist whose work captures the less fashionable areas of towns and cities where she grew up and has revisited with renewed vision. They are places in a state of decay, often unnoticed but part of our everyday lives.

Much of her work has been based at a local scrap yard where she is visually interested in the haphazard shapes, textures and colours of decayed vehicles stacked together like forms of sculpture.

Her paintings create a haunting poetry about the wrecked detritus of our contemporary world, heightened with the urban environment juxtaposed against a rural landscape. The scenes are devoid of people with the wrecked vehicles taking on a personality of their own. They are undocumented areas which in the future will change or be lost forever and capture the essence of todays throw away society.

She paints in oils using a limited palette to capture the subtlety and subdued colour of her chosen subject matter.

She has exhibited widely including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, New English Art Club, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, RWA Bristol Autumn Exhibition and The Royal West of England Academy National Open Painting Exhibition 2010 where she was awarded 1st prize.

Becky painting

Becky painting

Rover in scrap yard

Rover in Scrap Yard - Oil on canvas


















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Rebecca Cains at work

Rebecca Cains RWA

2012

Elected Royal West of England Academician

Education

2007-2010

B.A (Hons) fine art painting, Bath Spa University

2006-2007

Foundation in art and design, Radstock, Somerset

2007

Printmaking merit, Norton Radstock College

2007

Computers in Art and Design, pass, Norton Radstock College
NOCN: Life drawing 3 Credits at level 2 Norton Radstock College

1985-1988

Dance diploma, 'The Arts Educational Schools, London. Studying ballet, contemporary, jazz, choreography, drama and singing.

Open Exhibitions

2012

Bath Society of Artists 107th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2011

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal West of England Academy, 159th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
The New English Art Club, Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Art Paris, Saatchi Online, Le Grand Palais, Paris, France
Bath Society of Artists 106th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Atkinson Gallery 22nd Summer Show, Millfield, Street, Somerset

2010

Runner up: The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Painters Hall, London
Royal West of England Academy, 158th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
Royal West of England Open Painting Exhibition, Bristol. 1st Prize Winner
The New English Art Club, Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Bath Society of Artists, 105th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2009

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Painters Hall, London
The New English Art Club, Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Royal West of England Academy, 157th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
Bath Society of Artists 104th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Shortlisted, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts,
London
Atkinson Gallery 21st Summer Show, Millfield, Street, Somerset
Royal Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

2008

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Bath Society of Artists, 103rd Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, 20th Summer Show, Street, Somerset
Royal West of England Academy, 156th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

2007

Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 120th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries,
London
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Painter's Hall, London
Royal West of England Academy, 155th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

Awards

2010

Runner up, The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition, Painters hall, London.

2010

Ist Prize Royal West of England Open Painting Exhibition, Bristol

2009

Andrew Brownsword Prize for an oil painting, Bath Society of Artists,
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2008

Best Regional Artist, Royal West of England Academy, 156th Autumn
Exhibition, Bristol

Exhibitions

2012

The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston Super mare

2010

W.H Patterson Gallery,19 Albemarle Street, London,W1S 4 BB

2010

The Tenth Annual Free Range Art and Design Show, Brick Lane, London E1

2010

Consuming Nature, The Octagon, Bath

2009

Solo Exhibition Rebecca Cains, The CREATE Centre gallery, Bristol

TV Appearances

2008

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2008,The Culture Show,
BBC2

Works in catalogues

2008

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Illustrated Catalogue 2008

Paintings publicised on websites

2009 - 2012

Title: Disused Petrol Station. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition website










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